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The East Cobb Business Association seeks to transform East Cobb

by developing business leaders through Networking and Education with an emphasis on Community.

  • Network with Business and Community Leaders
  • Business Education and Development
  • Community Involvement

Get acquainted with East Cobb Business Association
through special networking events.

June Luncheon


Owning, Growing, Developing and Selling Your Business

Regardless of what stage you are in with your business, this panel will provide tips and insights on how to grow, maintain and sell your business.  Whether you are a franchise owner or an independent business there will be information shared for everyone.  See the information below regarding our panel and come ready to learn something new that you can take back to your business.

Victor Younkins
Walden Businesses

Victor is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a double major in business and technical theater. Following graduation, he joined Arby’s Inc. managing their Research and Development store. While there he worked on the testing, development and implementation of new products. He later joined National Distribution selling wine to high volume package stores throughout the metro Atlanta area.

In 1989 he started his own remodeling company - Younkins Construction Company. He grew the organization to fifteen full time employees within five years. Responsibilities included overall team supervision, quality control on all projects, accounting, payroll, marketing and financial management of the company. In 2009 he received his real estate license and joined his father’s firm, Buckhead Business Brokers, with offices in Atlanta and Florida.

In 2012, Buckhead Business Brokers merged with Walden Businesses. Victor brings a great deal of experience to Walden with his superb knowledge of construction and management, networking and marketing capabilities, and excellent cost estimation and business valuation skills. His experience covers companies of varying sizes and values.


(Merger & Acquisition Services)   Cell # 404-431-7773   Office # 678-277-9951 X18

Mike McMakin
Fetch Pet Care

The Fetch! Pet Care franchise is rapidly expanding, along with the booming pet care industry. With pet ownership increasing each year so are our pet sitting business revenues. This makes for wise pet franchise opportunities such as Fetch! Pet Care.

Fetch! has been voted among 100 of America’s lowest risk and low-cost franchises, named as one of 7 hot businesses to make you rich, and recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s coveted Franchise 500 List! With all the potential success that pet franchises provide, it’s no wonder Fetch! Pet Care is a leader in the industry.

Visit Our Website  or Call 678.932.8651

Butch Carter
Honest-One Auto Care
Honest-1 is the nation's only Eco-Friendly Auto Care chain. We offer a full range of automotive service and repairs. Along with providing the best service, Honest-1 wants to ensure our customers are thoroughly educated on the systems and services necessary to keep their vehicles in the best running condition possible.

Visit Our Website or Call  (770) 809-6253

Chris Darley

Owner/ Operator Chick-Fil-A

Started working at Chick-fil-A at the age of 16 and quickly realized that this was more than a job, but a purposed filled calling. He attended Clemson University and get a BS in economics. After graduating, he was immediately accepted into the Franchisee Training program and became an Operator in Greensboro, North Carolina. He then had the opportunity to be part of the "pioneering" movement of taking Chick-fil-A to California!  His Chick-fil-A restaurant opened in March of 2004. After 3 incredible years in California (and twin boys being born!), Chris returned to Georgia and served for 2 years at the Chick-fil-A Support Center on the Operator Selection Team (went from franchisee to franchisee selection team). Pretty quickly he realized the entrepreneurial spirit could not be tamed and he became the Operator at Chick-fil-A East Lake in September of 2008. He is married to a beautiful Clemson Tiger, Martha, for over 16 years and they have three beautiful children Parker, Peyton, and Anna Claire. If he is not selling chicken, he is coaching soccer or baseball, shuttling a little girl to gymnastics, possibly playing golf or attending any Clemson sporting event!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

11:30AM - 1:00PM
Indian Hills Country Club

Registration requested one week prior so we can give a head count for food.
You can Register and Pay in advance.
$20.00 for Members
$25.00 for Guests and Visitors
$30 at the Door

Remember to bring a Door Prize.

Community Outreach

Must Ministries Summer Lunch Program

June Sponsors

David Mann
Aegis Alarm & Integration
David Mann owns and runs Aegis Alarm & Integration, a full-service security systems business. He’s a long-time member of the East Cobb Business Association. He and his wife, Loris, have lived in East Cobb for nearly 20 years. They moved to the Atlanta area in 1994 after David’s 8½ years in the Navy as a Supply Corps officer.David worked at a small, independent alarm company in Kennesaw for several years before starting his own company in 2005. Aegis Alarm & Integration specializes in alarm systems and automation for homes and small businesses, including installation and monitoring services.

Susan Wesley
Keller Williams Realty Consultants
Susan is a native of Atlanta and a 21 year veteran in residential real estate. She helps buyers see houses as homes and sellers see their homes as houses in helping her clients move thru the emotions of buying and selling homes.  Her expert negotiating skills make her an asset in getting sales to the closing table. Susan is the recipient of the prestigious Phoenix Award from the Atlanta Board of Realtors. Her first year in residential sales, she was voted Rookie of the Year. Now 21 years later, she is still helping her clients achieve their goals and dreams of home ownership. 
Susan lives in East Cobb with her husband, Colin Brady, of 3 years. She has 2 children and a granddaughter who live close by. She is a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church and a life member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club. . Her passions include being an advocate for adoption, participating in Zumba ,weight training ,travel and container gardening. 

Thank You to our Yearly Sponsors



June After Hours

Jonathan Page
June 27th
5:30 to 7:30PM

1640 Powers Ferry Road
Building 23
Marietta, GA 30067


or click the link below.

Any Questions Please Call
(770) 285-7785

After Hours and Networking Event
Bring a business card for a chance at door prizes.

Free Food and Drinks
Wine Tasting Activity
Open Networking


Calendar of Events

 Monthly Luncheon  3rd Tuesday
of every month

Indian Hills Country Club

June 20, 2017
11:30AM to 1:00PM 

Monthly After Hours
June 27
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Jonathan Page 

 Weekly Friday Meetup

 Friday Mornings
 J. Christopher's
7:30AM to 8:30AM
Quarterly Breakfast

June 6
J. Christopher's
7:30AM to 8:30AM
$10.00 members
$15.00 for non-members


 Quarterly Lunch & Learn

East Cobb Library

4880 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068



 Holiday Party






Members - please be sure to login before registering for lunch to ensure you get the member rate.


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